Humanities in the Cyber-Age
Susan Copeland Henry, Clayton College and State University, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Denver, Colorado, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-45-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Contemporary humanities students tend to think that human expression occurs in a vacuum. They do not understand that human expression in any given time period is produced by, and remarks, the zeitgeist of that period while at the same time exhibiting characteristics of human nature that have existed since the beginning of human history. Humanities students need connection among disciplines, among cultural forces, with history, and to themselves. This paper illustrates how technology and Internet access can change the roles of instructor and learner alike, as well as improve the pattern of learning behaviors in a classroom. Through online resources students can gain a better sense of zeitgeist in a given culture at a given time; at the same time they can recognize the universality of the human experience. The Internet and Web page design tools also provide opportunities for students to conduct research themselves and to publish their research efforts in new and engaging ways.
Henry, S.C. (2002). Humanities in the Cyber-Age. In P. Barker & S. Rebelsky (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2002--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 351-354). Denver, Colorado, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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